Dianne Feinstein’s moment of truth arrives

Sen. Dianne Feinstein has shrugged off a chorus of calls from within her party to step aside, arguing that her seniority and past achievements make her better qualified to represent California than a challenger decades her junior. Now she’s going to have a chance to prove it. Dianne Feinstein’s moment of truth arrives The 85-year-old…

Is There a Future for Latino Republicans?

When Miami Mayor Francis Suarez—a Republican who voted for neither Donald Trump nor Hillary Clinton in 2016—considers helping deliver the key state of Florida to his party’s nominee again in 2020, he sighs. “Oh, that’s a long time away,” he says. When asked about the lasting impact on the Republican Party’s support of President Trump’s…

Poll: Corruption message gaining traction against GOP

The Trump administration’s scandals threaten to take a toll on Republicans in battleground districts this fall, according to new polling suggesting “culture of corruption” messaging is gaining traction. Fifty-four percent of voters across 48 Republican-held congressional districts said Republicans are “more corrupt” than Democrats, compared with 46 percent who said Democrats are “more corrupt.” According…

Senate Dems build huge cash edge in battlegrounds

Senate Democrats and supportive outside groups have built a massive cash advantage over Republicans 3½ months before the midterm elections, raising GOP concerns that they will squander a golden opportunity to grow their narrow majority. All told, Democratic candidates in 10 of the most critical races are sitting on $75 million, while their Republican rivals…

Stop Saying Trump Committed ‘Treason.’ You’re Playing Into His Hands.

Critics of President Trump need to stop saying the word “treason.” Whatever is going on between Trump and Russia, calling it “treason” is factually incorrect and politically counterproductive. The occasion for these accusations, of course, is Trump’s Helsinki summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, at which the president of the United States dismissed the clear,…